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Strang, James Jesse, 1813-1856

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1813-1856

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Research materials relating to John Cook Bennett

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1301
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence with Dr. Frederick C. Waite and Dale L. Morgan, printed material, and numerous notes and references relative to the life and activities of John C. Bennett.
Dates: 1804-1867

Church of Jesus Christ records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 445
Scope and Contents The Church of Jesus Christ (Strangites) was established by James Jesse Strang in 1844, though they claim to be the successor of the Mormon Church founded in 1830.

Compilation of typescripts of correspondence of James J. Strang, Wingfield Watson and other Strangites; biographical sketches and doctrinal outlines. Many items have more than one letter per typescript page.
Dates: 1844-1958

Documents in the Case of John W. Archer vs. James J. Strang and John Cole

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 408
Scope and Contents Handwritten legal documents including affidavits, writs, depositions, and decisions. The items relate to a suit brought by John W. Archer, a disaffected Strangite, against James J. Strang and John Cole in the summer of 1849 to recover a wagon Archer had consecrated to Strang's group. The case was heard in Walworth County, Wisconsin.
Dates: 1849

Hancock County records

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 212
Scope and Contents Film contains 22 items, including three collections: Nauvoo court records; Eudocia Marsh's Mormons in Hancock County : a Reminiscence; and the Strangite Papers, 1851-1963.
Dates: 1840-1963

James Jesse Strang papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 400
Scope and Contents Correspondence of six items. Five are addressed to Strang and one is addressed to H. D. McCulloch, a follower of Strang. Also with the materials is a letter of appointment to make Strang a mail carrier. Also included is a handwritten copy of Strang's "Municipalities" which is found in chapter 27 of his "The Book of the Law of the Lord." With the materials is a copy of the Michigan legislature's rules dated 1854.
Dates: 1846-1956

Philadelphia Branch minutes

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2182
Scope and Contents Includes meeting minutes, record of members, and names of children blessed. Minutes reflect activities of Benjamin Winchester, Parley P. Pratt, Samuel Bennett, William Smith, George J. Adams, James J. Strang, and others. Reports of other Latter-day Saint congregations on the East Coast are also occasionally given.
Dates: 1840-1854

Joseph Smith letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2576
Scope and Contents Photographs of a handwritten and signed letter dated 18 June 1844 and addressed to James Strang. Smith responds to Strang's request to establish a stake of the Mormon Church in Wisconsin. Smith said that the inquiry was received negatively by the leaders of the Mormon Church, but later it was accepted more positiviely. Smith then records a vision he had in which he was carried to the Kingdom of Heaven by angels and spoke with God about the request. God told Smith that the stake was to be...
Dates: 1844 June 18

Photographs of James Jesse Strang

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 156
Scope and Contents Collection includes two photographs of James Jesse Strang, leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangites), taken during the 1850s.
Dates: approximately 1850-1859

James Jesse Strang transcription

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1226
Scope and Contents Handcopied transcription from the "Plates found by James J. Strang." The authenticity of the item is in question and the precise date is unknown.
Dates: approximately 1850